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4 Questions to ask your builder when it comes to Govt Grants

Posted 15 June 2020

What a time to be a first homeowner with the Federal Government announcing the $25,000 HomeBuilder Grant and the State Government unveiling the $20,000 Building Bonus.

If you’re lucky enough to have not owned your own home before, you’re also eligible for the State Government’s $10,000 First Home Owners Grant. That’s a total of $55,000 worth of grants!!

Now as you look through the builders who are all screaming for your business, here are a few questions to ask as you shop around.

  • Are they well-resourced to deal with the upswing in activity over the next 6 months? Make no mistake, builders are going to be flat off their feet with the increase in business so you want to ensure the builder you choose is already well-resourced. At Easystart Homes, we’ve bolstered our team with more staff in the past four months which is part of our long-term growth strategy. It’s important to find a builder who has the capability to push through the administration process fast. So rest assured, we’re ready to go when you are!

  • Do they have a streamlined building process that assists you with your build from start to finish? Due to the tight time frames, you want a builder that offers a one stop shop service. Summit can help with your finance through to settlement, administration and selections in the Style Studio, and everything in between – all under the one roof.

  • Are are they equipped to handle the increase in supply of products, materials and trades? Here at Easystart Homes, we’re a fully vertically integrated business, with our own steel framing, plumbing, roofing, ceiling and finance businesses. The integration provides us with responsibility and control over the supply chain and access to labour and materials.

  • Lastly, can they ensure they will get you to site within the 3 month timeframe of signing your contract? We have strong relationships with our suppliers that we have built up over 40 years. The strength of our balance sheet has also enabled us to pre-order, and pre-pay, a large number of items meaning we are ready to get you to site on time. Plus, we only take on what we know we can process in time.

Our staff are passionate about helping WA home owners into their first home! Speak to someone today who can help you start your home building journey. 

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